Festivals, Series & Events

New Releases

New Releases

From foreign delights to must-see indies and riveting documentaries, some of the best new films show year-round at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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New Directors/New Films 2015

New Directors/New Films 2015

Mar 18 - Mar 29

Now in its 44th year, New Directors/New Films remains guided by the spirit of discovery. At a time of new digital frontiers of film production and distribution, this year’s lineup shows artistic innovation more than keeping pace with technological change. We hope you'll join us in celebrating a group of filmmakers who represent both the present and the future of cinema, the daring artists whose work pushes the envelope and is, fascinatingly, never what you'd expect.

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Obscure Pleasures: The Films of Walerian Borowczyk

Obscure Pleasures: The Films of Walerian Borowczyk

Apr 2 - Apr 9

Master craftsman, Dadaist prankster, and unrepentant sensualist, Walerian Borowczyk and his films have yet to be fully discovered and appreciated. A trailblazer for fine artists working in film, Borowczyk favored both fantasy and eroticism, tendencies in his work that became more pronounced with the relaxation of censorship. It is high time to reevaluate this remarkable artist’s major contribution to cinema.

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Art of the Real 2015

Art of the Real 2015

Apr 10 - Apr 26

Our annual nonfiction showcase is founded on the most expansive possible view of documentary film. The second edition features new work from around the world and in a variety of genres alongside retrospective and thematic selections, including a tribute to the great French director Agnès Varda and a spotlight on the art and history of reenactment. Art of the Real is a platform for filmmakers and artists who have given us a wider view of nonfiction cinema and at the same time brought the form full circle, pointing to its early, boundary-pushing days.

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Sound + Vision Live

Sound + Vision Live

Apr 23

Sound + Vision Live is an exploration of sound and image: what it means to watch something; the myriad ways in which performance, film, and video art intersect and enrich one another; and how sound and light interact with each other within a space.

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The Met: Live in HD 2014-15

The Met: Live in HD 2014-15

Apr 25 - Apr 27

The Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series Met Opera: Live in HD is back for the 2014 – 2015 season. Experience the Met live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at the Walter Reade Theater—specially equipped with high definition screens and surround sound!

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